Perfect Likeness (June 21 to September 20, 2015)
- Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center at UCLA (Los Angeles), June 21 to September 20, 2015
Not currently on view
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989)
New York, New York, United States (Place Created)
negative 1982; print 2005
Gelatin silver print
39 × 38.4 cm (15 3/8 × 15 1/8 in.)
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
One long stem full of small, spotted orchids in a glass vase curving downward in a graceful arc toward the left side of the composition.
Mapplethorpe, Robert. Robert Mapplethorpe: Flowers, exh. cat. (Tokyo: Galerie Watari, 1983), unpaginated.
Mapplethorpe, Robert.Robert Mapplethorpe: Ten by Ten (Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1988), pl. 26.
Celant, Germano. Mapplethorpe, exh. cat. (London: Hayward Gallery; Electa; SBC, 1992), p. 179.
Ferguson, Russell. Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition (New York: Prestel, 2015), p. 22.